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[ri-lij-uh-niz-uh m]
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  1. excessive or exaggerated religious zeal.
  2. affected or pretended religious zeal.

Origin of religionism

First recorded in 1785–95; religion + -ism
Related formsre·li·gion·ist, nounre·li·gion·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·re·li·gion·ist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for religionism

Historical Examples

  • The whole current of the religionism of the day is against it.

    The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

    G. H. Gerberding

  • The austerity of his manners frightens his old father, who can little comprehend the religionism of the new school.

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray

British Dictionary definitions for religionism


  1. extreme religious fervour
Derived Formsreligionist, noun, adjective
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